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News and Opinion

Coverage of compost since November 8, 2021.

City of Orillia wants to know what's in your garbage bag

"...The City of Orillia is moving to a clear garbage bag program to cut the amount of recyclable and compostable material that ends up in the landfill..."

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Cache Creek reminds residents to sign up for emergency alerts

"...Council heard from Couture of the need for a new dump truck for the village, as the five-ton truck that is (as of changes made in 2021) used to transport biosolids from the wastewater treatment plant is now needed for winter road maintenance, and the village’s one-ton truck is too small and would require many more trips per week. Staff identified a used 2007 GMC Topkick dump truck for sale for $23,000 as a suitable vehicle..."

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Regina council approves city-wide composting service

"...Doney says the service will save landfill space and reduce greenhouse gas emissions..."

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Regional approach to limiting organic waste in landfills backed by EWSWA

"...In order to reduce organic waste being sent to a landfill, a regional approach involving Windsor and Essex County has been recommended by the Essex-Windsor Solid Waste Authority (EWSWA)..."

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Regina council to approve city-wide composting service

"...Regina city council could expand its residential composting service..."

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$9M grant expands sewer access for Kelowna residents

"...Rod MacLean, the city’s utility planning manager, explained there are significant environmental benefits of eliminating septic systems because the city’s system collects and treats wastewater into economically and environmentally friendly by-products such as fresh water and compost..."

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Survey gathers input for The Root

"...“From providing commercial kitchen space to process locally grown food, to agricultural training, chef certification and so much more, we look forward to launching this much-needed facility under the Farmland Trust’s mission of bringing people and land together, to grow,” says co-chair Nicole Melanson..."

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Construction starts at Campbell River composting facility

"...“We are very excited to break ground on this important project,” said Cole Makinson, Capital Projects Manager for Comox Strathcona Waste Management Service. “Removing organics from the waste stream is absolutely essential. Not only do organics take up space in our landfill but methane from the food waste produces greenhouse gases which are harmful to the environment..."

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Popcorn used to create an eco-friendly alternative to polystyrene foam

"...According to the university, the foam absorbs heat better than EPS, it is much less flammable, and it can be composted, shredded for reuse, used to produce biogas, or even utilized as animal feed once discarded (and no, there's no word on whether or not people can eat it). Additionally, along with the maize kernels, corn industry waste such as broken cobs can be utilized in its production. The technology has recently been licensed to Germany's Bachl Group, which will be commercializing it for use in building insulation..."

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Garbage fees increasing at North Okanagan landfills

"...Also, the RDNO Solid Waste Management Plan supports an increase in curbside collection and strategies to reduce waste which can be encouraged by higher disposal fees. Optimizing trips and reducing traffic to solid waste management facilities also supports greenhouse gas reduction efforts in our region..."

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Composting coming to Revelstoke landfill

"...Revelstoke will have to wait a few more months to access the new food-waste composting facility at the CSRD’s landfill..."

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Leftover pumpkin disposal ideas

"...McFarlane recommends people use compost bins at home or take advantage of local composting initiatives. Composting can keep pumpkins out of the garbage and landfills. She says contacting local farms, wildlife rehabilitation centres and zoos are also great ideas as they may take the pumpkins to use for animal food or enrichment..."

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Jobs in compost

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Solid Waste Supervisor - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...A proven leader with a post-secondary education in a related field and five or more years of experience in solid waste operations and management including ensuring compliance with all the related regulatory requirements.   You have completed the SWANA Certification /Manager of Landfill Operations (MOLO) Certification..."

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Land Lease Maintenance

"...General maintenance and repair of roads including patching potholes when required, sweeping and meeting with..."

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Millwright

"...composting, soil blending and packaging facilities in the Province utilizing the GOREÂ& cover technology in its compost facility..."

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Division Manager, Solid Waste Planning - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...Demonstrates a broad-based view of issues, understands the long term implications of actions and aligns the business strategies of the Planning function with department and corporate strategic objectives..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention compost.

Episode 72: Basics of Composting with David Guion

Duration: 48:54

"...Get all your introductory composting questions answered here!..."

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116. Veteran Compost

Duration: 30:44

"...Source: The Zero Waste Countdown Podcast..."

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Replace the plastic bag with a better bag! Kate Bezar, The Better Packaging Company

Duration: 31:37

"...The Better Packaging Company does just what you think it should: makes plastic packaging that?s compostable in your own backyard. ..."

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The Agronomists, Ep 3: Composted, dry, liquid, oh my — all about manure management

Duration: 1:10:46

"...Some call it stinky, others call it the smell of money, but whatever your thoughts on manure may be, we also know it’s a valuable soil amendment and nutrient source..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about compost.

FedEx tinkerer custom builds no-waste micro farmstead

"...His high yield system produces fruits, veggies, eggs, & fish thanks to composting..."

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Impactful Health R&D – Founder Series

"...Wasted produce ends up in landfills that create methane which contributes to greenhouse gas emissions..."

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From food waste to organic nutrients, with Tinia Pina

"...Tinia is a SWANA Certified Composting Systems Technical Associate and her experiences related to food waste, systems and policy have fueled her passion to increase our communities’ resilience, prosperity, and knowledge to help us live more conscious lives..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about compost relevant to the latest news.

Potentials and Limitations of the Bioconversion of Animal Manure Using Fly Larvae

"...This review provides an overview of the limitations and potentials of bioconversion process of cattle, swine, and chicken manure using fly larvae, focusing on nutrient recycling, environmental impacts, direct greenhouse gas emissions, heavy metals, antibiotics, and pathogenic organisms..."

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Digestate Post-treatment and Upcycling: Unconventional Moisturizing Agent for Food Waste In-Vessel Composting

"...Nowadays, Tunisia faces challenging environmental and energy issues which relate mainly to the implementation of an appropriate solid waste management system capable of dealing with the high production of biowaste on the one hand, and the increased need for water and energy resources on the other..."

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A Review on Technological Approach for Obtaining Nutrient from Solid Waste

"...Farmyard manure, biochar, poultry manure, vermicompost, biogas digest, and urban compost are rich sources of vitamins, growth-promoting substances, macro-, and micro-nutrients..."

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Unbalanced status and multidimensional influences of municipal solid waste management in Africa

"...Besides, the disposal methods in North Africa, South Africa and West Africa have evolved from simple open dumping to sanitary landfill, composting and recycle treatment, while opening dumping is still rampant in East Africa..."

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Behavioral impacts on residential food provisioning, use, and waste during the COVID-19 pandemic

"...In contrast, less than 10% of respondents reported that they began or increased separating or composting food waste during the pandemic, and many stopped altogether due to suspension of local curbside composting services..."

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Changes in Physico-chemical Properties during Composting of three Common Household Organic Solid Wastes Amended with Garden Soil

"...In the present study composting of lemon peels, mixed vegetable waste and cooked food waste amended with garden soil was carried out..."

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Managing food at urban level through water?energy?food nexus in India: A way towards holistic sustainable development

"...The study identified six parameters under two categories, namely city region food systems (urban/peri-urban agriculture, green roof technology, urban farmers market) and managing food wastes (reducing food wastes, compost from waste, energy from wastes)..."

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Bacterial agents affected bacterial community structure to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions during sewage sludge composting

"...The present work studied the influence of bacterial agents (B1, B2) and bamboo biochar (BB) on greenhouse gas emissions and bacterial community during the sewage sludge composting..."

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Climate Resilience in Agriculture

"...These sustainable agriculture practices include improvement of land preparation such as no-tilling and composting, introduction of disease-resistant and climate hardy seed varieties, crop diversification, integration of crops and livestock, soil health improvement through cover crops, management of intensive grazing, reduction in the use of off-farm inputs, development of whole-farm planning, and improvement of agriculture enterprises and marketing..."

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Analysis of citizen?s perception towards segregation and composting

"...The results from the analysis and literature survey indicate that composting and segregation are key measures for effective solid waste management..."

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Distribution of genetic elements associated with antibiotic resistance in treated and untreated animal husbandry waste and wast

"...? According to the survey here presented, antibiotic resistance-related genes such as tetracyclines (tet), erythromycin (erm), and sulfonamides (sul), as well as the genetic mobile element interferon (int), are the most reported genetic elements in qualitative and quantitative studies of swine, cattle, poultry, and aquaculture manure/wastewater..."

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